MARINA KHOURY, AIA, LEED AP RESUME Continued
center of the site and a previously existing building remains. Two additional office buildings have already been approved for the site, which also contains a brownfield and a requirement for 40% open space.
The Cornelius Plan, Transportation Oriented Development, Charlotte, North Carolina Project Manager for the Cornelius Plan, a unique approach to a public/private venture that would achieve a high quality development. The City purchased a large vacant parcel adjacent to its town core. DPZ developed the master plan, which was marketed to prospective developers. Through a purchase agreement, the developer purchased the parcel and constructed the project as designed. The plan extends the historic Cornelius Town Center east of the railroad tracks to an adjacent 120-acre site. The new plan defines more the tradition town center for Cornelius. Passenger rail is due to start under a transit plan approved by the City of Charlotte and a new train station is to be constructed.
Anchor Mill, Transportation-Oriented Development, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Project Manager for this first transit-oriented development in the County. There will be a series of town centers that run along the north-south transit corridor. Anchor Mill will provide the minimum density required for transit to be successful – it is expected that 40% of the residents will choose transit for their daily commute. The project includes shops, civic uses, entertainment, workplaces and a school.
The Commons, Transit-Oriented Development/Town Center Redevelop., Tysons Corner, VA Senior Planner for a Master Plan for The Commons at Tyson’s Corner, a 40-acre infill town center redevelopment, the first project within this intensely built-up “edge city” of Washington, DC, to embrace a non-suburban model of development. The elements of urbanism designed into the plan address the future evolution of the Tyson’s area into a sustainable model for growth. The critical design achievement at is the provision of a density level that accommodates transit ridership for long commutes, as well as support mixed-use to encourage pedestrian trips for daily needs. The building types and densities provide a large ridership potential within a 10-minute walk to a planned transit station. Retail and commercial uses in the development and adjacent to the property allow residents the option other than the car to satisfy daily needs. Parking on street is used to supplement off-street structured parking and people are encouraged to walk by activating the street frontages of the plan with mixed use and interesting architecture.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY